Saturday, April 13, 2013

Backpacking Laos: Vientiane in Snap Shots

Laos map @ Vientiane Backpackers' Hostel

Vientiane is the capital of the country known as the Land of the Million Elephants. It may be a bustling city, but it has not entirely lost its old world charm. The streets are lined with French colonial buildings, street markets, and Buddhist temples.

My most memorable Vientiane experience: Joining the morning ceremony in one of the Buddhist temples. Seeing the monks perform their morning rituals and hearing them chant prayers was a surreal experience.

Patuxai - Laos' Arc de Triomphe

        King Anuvoung's statue                                    Vientiane thoroughfare                      Sunset @ the riverfront

Vientiane street @ early morning

Wat Si Saket Museum

Riverfront night market food stalls

Vendors and lovers 

That Dam

                      Iced coffee @ Joma's                                              The Presidential Palace

Sending you happy thoughts...

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